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Athena Cruise Athena Cruise

Athena Cruise

(The cruise with 21 cabins)

Super 9.3/10 - Score from 36 Traveller reviews

Rates in Low season ( Months: 5,6,7,8, 9)

2 days: from us $130 /person

3 days: from us $260 /person

Rates in High season ( Months: 10,11,12,1,2,3,4 )

2 days: from us $160 /person

3 days: from us $280 /person

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The Athena Cruise is the brand new five-star luxury cruise vessel in Ha Long Bay – Bai Tu Long Bay. Built in 2016, the Athena Cruise made her maiden voyage on July 1st, 2017.  The ship has 3 decks: a lower deck with reception, cabins, and boarding area, a middle deck with cabins, an indoor restaurant and bar, and a rooftop sundeck with open bar, coffee lounge, spa and sauna.  On board the Athena Cruise there are 21 high-end cabins with 5 different styles available to custom-tailor your voyage with us.  

Our journey from the legendary Ha Long Bay to the less-traveled Bai Tu Long Bay will give you a unique experience that other cruises do not offer.  On the Athena Cruise you will find yourself surrounded by natural beauty and captivated by the mysterious, ancient, natural wonder of Ha Long Bay.  Our friendly and professional staff and crew are dedicated to your safety and enjoyment.  We are available 24 hours a day to deliver to you the most luxurious and enjoyable experience on our ship.  Whether you seek adventure, luxury, romance, or relaxation, the Athena Cruise will give you the experience of a lifetime.


Deck Plan

Fact Sheet


 Cruise Name Athena Cruise (SMC)
 Number of Vessels 1
 Lenght 55 meters
 Beam 13 meters
 Depth 12.5 meters
 Deck 3 decks: Lower Deck/ Middle Deck/ Rooftop Sundeck
 Passenger Suites 21 cabins
 Passenger 21 cabins
 Passenger Berth 31
 Number of Crew 30
 Crew Cabins 3

Embarkation time: 12.30 PM Disembarkation time: 11.15 AM

Athena Cruise Cabins

These are cruise cabins for Athena Cruise:

Cabin Cabin Size (m2) Bed Type Extra Bed
45
1 double bed & 2 single beds
Yes

Cabin Name:  FAMILY CONNECTING SUITE - 2nd floor

Bed size:  1 double bed & 2 single beds

Cabin Facilities:

  • Turndown services
  • Shower and hot water
  • Private Bathroom with full toiletries
  • Fire extinguishers
  • In-cabin refrigerator
  • Coffee / tea maker
  • Ocean View
  • Beauty mirror
  • En-suite Bathroom
  • Bathrobe
  • Safety box
  • Safety Equipment and Life Vests
  • Wardrobe
  • Slippers
  • Mini Bar
  • Complimentary Drinking Water
  • In-house Telephone
  • Individual controller air-conditioning
  • Hair-dryer
  • Marble Bathroom
  • TV and DVD Player
  • Jacuzzi
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Panoramic Window
  • Private Terrace with Lounge chairs
  • Smoke detector and Sprinkler systems
  • Local wine
  • Upper Floor
  • Private Balcony
  • Champagne
  • Balcony
  • Honeymoon Cake
  • Sofa
  • Wall Pan
  • Flower and fruit basket
30
1 Double bed & 1 single bed
Yes

Cabin Name:  TRIPLE SUITE WITH BALCONY - 2nd floor

Bed size:  1 Double bed & 1 single bed

Cabin Facilities:

  • Turndown services
  • Shower and hot water
  • Private Bathroom with full toiletries
  • Fire extinguishers
  • In-cabin refrigerator
  • Coffee / tea maker
  • Ocean View
  • Beauty mirror
  • En-suite Bathroom
  • Bathrobe
  • Safety box
  • Safety Equipment and Life Vests
  • Wardrobe
  • Slippers
  • Mini Bar
  • Complimentary Drinking Water
  • In-house Telephone
  • Individual controller air-conditioning
  • Hair-dryer
  • Marble Bathroom
  • TV and DVD Player
  • Jacuzzi
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Panoramic Window
  • Private Terrace with Lounge chairs
  • Smoke detector and Sprinkler systems
  • Local wine
  • Upper Floor
  • Private Balcony
  • Champagne
  • Balcony
  • Honeymoon Cake
  • Sofa
  • Wall Pan
  • Flower and fruit basket
30
King Size bed
Yes

Cabin Name:  ATHENA TERRACE SUITE - 2nd floor

Bed size:  King Size bed

Cabin Facilities:

  • Turndown services
  • Shower and hot water
  • Private Bathroom with full toiletries
  • Fire extinguishers
  • In-cabin refrigerator
  • Coffee / tea maker
  • Ocean View
  • Beauty mirror
  • En-suite Bathroom
  • Bathrobe
  • Safety box
  • Safety Equipment and Life Vests
  • Wardrobe
  • Slippers
  • Mini Bar
  • Complimentary Drinking Water
  • In-house Telephone
  • Individual controller air-conditioning
  • Hair-dryer
  • Marble Bathroom
  • TV and DVD Player
  • Jacuzzi
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Panoramic Window
  • Private Terrace with Lounge chairs
  • Smoke detector and Sprinkler systems
  • Local wine
  • Upper Floor
  • Private Balcony
  • Champagne
  • Balcony
  • Honeymoon Cake
  • Sofa
  • Wall Pan
  • Flower and fruit basket
28
Double/twin bed
Yes

Cabin Name:  ELEGANT SUITE WITH BALCONY - 2nd floor

Bed size:  Double/twin bed

Cabin Facilities:

  • Turndown services
  • Shower and hot water
  • Private Bathroom with full toiletries
  • Fire extinguishers
  • In-cabin refrigerator
  • Coffee / tea maker
  • Ocean View
  • Beauty mirror
  • En-suite Bathroom
  • Bathrobe
  • Safety box
  • Safety Equipment and Life Vests
  • Wardrobe
  • Slippers
  • Mini Bar
  • Complimentary Drinking Water
  • In-house Telephone
  • Individual controller air-conditioning
  • Hair-dryer
  • Marble Bathroom
  • TV and DVD Player
  • Jacuzzi
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Panoramic Window
  • Private Terrace with Lounge chairs
  • Smoke detector and Sprinkler systems
  • Local wine
  • Upper Floor
  • Private Balcony
  • Champagne
  • Balcony
  • Honeymoon Cake
  • Sofa
  • Wall Pan
  • Flower and fruit basket
25
Double/twin bed
Yes

Cabin Name:  EXECUTIVE SUITE WITH BALCONY - 1st floor

Bed size:  Double/twin bed

Cabin Facilities:

  • Turndown services
  • Shower and hot water
  • Private Bathroom with full toiletries
  • Fire extinguishers
  • In-cabin refrigerator
  • Coffee / tea maker
  • Ocean View
  • Beauty mirror
  • En-suite Bathroom
  • Bathrobe
  • Safety box
  • Safety Equipment and Life Vests
  • Wardrobe
  • Slippers
  • Mini Bar
  • Complimentary Drinking Water
  • In-house Telephone
  • Individual controller air-conditioning
  • Hair-dryer
  • Marble Bathroom
  • TV and DVD Player
  • Jacuzzi
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Panoramic Window
  • Private Terrace with Lounge chairs
  • Smoke detector and Sprinkler systems
  • Local wine
  • Upper Floor
  • Private Balcony
  • Champagne
  • Balcony
  • Honeymoon Cake
  • Sofa
  • Wall Pan
  • Flower and fruit basket
Athena Cruise Facilities

General of Athena Cruise

  • Reception
  • 24-hour Security
  • Tender for sightseeing
  • Newspagers and magazine
  • Sundeck
  • Safety box at reception
  • Doctor on call
  • Rowing Boat
  • Gymnasium
  • Restaurant
  • Boutique Library
  • Conference and meeting facilities
  • Theme Cruise
  • Observatory

Services of Athena Cruise

  • Baby cot
  • Cabin Service (Snack Meals)
  • Bar
  • Laundry service
  • Turndown service and daily presents
  • IDD at the reception
  • Library
  • Boutique shop
  • Masssage and Spa

Activities on Board

  • Rocking & Climbing
  • Dinner in Cave
  • BBQ Beach
  • Dinner on the beach
  • Water puppet show & light meal
  • Bamboo boat trip
  • Biking in Cat Ba island
  • Kayaking
  • Wooden Game
  • Movie nights
  • Tours of Floating Fishing village
  • Taichi in the morning
  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Snorkeling
  • Cooking class
  • Tours of caves
  • Singing and Dancing
Cruise restaurant
  • Vegetarian food
  • Western Food
  • Buffet lunch or dinner
  • Set menu
  • Soft drinks and Cocktails
  • Seasonal fruits
  • Vietnamese Food and Seafood
  • International breakfast
  • Morning buffet brunch

Included:

Welcome drink Entrance and visits’ Fees In-house English & French tour guide (in non-private cruise)

Luxury Cabins with A/C & en-suite Bathroom, private balcony

1 Asian Set Lunch, set Dinner, mini breakfast, 1 Buffet Brunch

Meeting Facilities and Equipment (charter only)

Cooking Show

Tai Chi Session

Excluded:

Transfer by modern minivan or private car - You might book these services after "Check & Next".

Air Ticket, transportation & hotel

Visa fee Spa & Massage Kayaking Drinks Other personal expenses Other services not mentioned above

CHILDREN POLICIES

  • From 0 – 4 years old: Free of charge (share transfer seats & bed with adults) - 50% of an adult rate for some cruises
  • From 5 – 8 years old: 75% of adult rates if using extra bed at cabin
  • From 9 years older: 100% as adult rates

CANCELLATION POLICIES

Cancellations only become effective once our sales office receives notification of cancellation IN WRITING to our email: halongbaycruisehunters@hotmail.com

For individual guests or group of guests with number of person lower than 6:

  • If cancelled up to 7 days before date of arrival, no fee will be charged
  • If cancelled up to 3 days before date of arrival, 50 percent of total will be charged
  • If cancelled before 1 days or No – Show, the total of reservation will be full charged

For group of guest with number of person larger than 6:

  • If cancelled up to 10 days before date of arrival, no fee will be charged
  • If cancelled up to 5 days before date of arrival, 50 percent of total will be charged
  • Later or No – Show, the total of reservation will be full charged

For group of guest whose charters the boat

  • If cancelled up to 30 days before date of arrival, no fee will be charged
  • If cancelled up to 15 days before date of arrival, 50 percent of total will be charged
  • Later or No – Show, the total of reservation will be full charged

NOTES FOR PASSENGERS

  • Surcharge 25% for Merry Christmas, New Year's Eve and Chinese Lunar Year
  • Registration is required. Guest must contact with us 1 day before to supply passport’s information as: full name, gender, date of birth, nationality, passport number, visa expiry… otherwise, guest will get introduction about the method to check in, policies…. we will not responsible for any extra charge in case of late, missing. All of above cases are considered as no-show (not arrival).
  • Please note that the time may be changed depending on the policies of Halong bay management or weather permission. We will inform you before getting on the cruise.
  • For using the transfer service only: Daily shuttle bus departs from Hanoi Old Quarter at 8.00 – 8.30am, arriving Halong Bay at 12.00 – 12.30pm)
9.3
Based on 36 reviews

Score breakdown

Cruise quality
9.8
Food/Drink
9
Cabin quality
9.5
Staff quality
9
Entertainment
9

Traveler rating

Excellent:19
Very good:9
Good:8
Average:0
Poor:0
Terrible:0
Bobby
29 August, 2017
Australia

Booked a cruise through this Hunter cruise agent and the cruise experience was beautiful. The sightseeing tours were exciting. Photos do not do this place justice. It is absolutely stunning. Everywhere you go the views are amazing. The sunsets and sunrise are perfect. Get your camera ready as this place is beautiful..

10
Lay Kee T
20 August, 2017
Hong Kong

The name halong came from the legend that a dragon landed on this bay. The view is wonderful. Each one of scattered islands gave me wonderful photos. My trip was just a day trip and I think it is too short. Spend at least one night. Yes photos of ha long bay are stunning, but you will be more stunned if you actually go there and see them with your own eyes..

10
Eddie Loak
22 July, 2017
Latvia

Halong Bay was Visit on our Cambodia/Vietnam tour, we were very lucky to have our own guide and Junk Boat with crew.The Bay is such a beautiful place, we had a wonderful time spending all morning on the boat with lunch cooked for us.Halong Bay is certainly a must Visit if touring North Vietnam, fully recommended..

9
Mark J
04 June, 2017
Vietnam

The views of the limestone islands in the Bay are stunning, especially if the weather cooperates. Strongly encourage one night on one of the many boats that ply the bay to allow for a less hurried itinerary and the very pleasant experiences of sunrise and sunset views. The boats are highly regulated and must stick to designated areas, but they are enough for lots of enjoyment. Various stops at caves, lookouts, kayaking, and small beach. Very good food on board our cruise with A-Class Stellar Cruises! Cabin was much cleaner and more "luxurious" than I expected..

9
Prahant
24 May, 2017
India

Took the float plane both ways to save time. We only had one day and this was the best way to spend it. Thoroughly recommend the organisation we went with..

9
Law Ting
14 April, 2017
Singapore

2 night 3 day cruise with v spirit, highly recommend, magic site even though we didn't go far into the bay. Lots of other boats at times added and detracted from the experience. Highly recommebd taking the extra night. Be careful who you go with as we heard some horro stories. Recommend v spirit great people, great service and food..

9
John
13 March, 2017
Vietnam

Just go and enjoy.. We stayed in a local boat Signagture over night so had a great opportunity to spend time just looking at the stunning scenery.. we also went canoeing to see some hidden away caves..

10
Alex
13 February, 2017
United Kingdom

Halong Bay has been a dream of mine to visit for so long. It was breathtakingly beautiful and I could never get tired of the views! The colours and layers of all the cliffs and mountains are spectacular. Just make sure you find the right cruise - ours was overpriced and not worth it so do your research first! Also don't be surprised that there are a large number of boats around at night as they all park up together, but during the day we seemed to be on our own quite a lot. I think in the future this place won't be so nice as there is already so much rubbish floating around that it will continue to accumulate. Save this place by not littering and taking any rubbish back with you that you can..

9
Joanna
06 January, 2017
Canada

This area has been a World Heritage Place among seven wonders of nature since 1994. What a beautiful spot on earth. A Halong Bay with its breathtaking beauty was undeniable and it is the most popular site to visit in Hanoi. There are many other things to do pay on the bay as well, like caving many many caves to choose from. Very helpful and informative and fun as well. If by overnight cruise, you can kayak by yourself to discover the bay, the cave more exciting..

10
Pedesen
05 December, 2016
Malaysia

the local village tour to Muong Hoa valley, Lao Chai and ta Vun village were worth for a visit. They also arrange a free taxi from our hotel in Sapa town to cable car station for us to visit Fansian peak..

9

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